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cavuto. epa head lisa jackson announced she is leaving. house republicans saying that jackson used an alias to use a slew of e-mails about epa business, they are wondering why that was necessary, they want answers, but first a member of the group who sued the administration to release the documents, myron gel is joining me now, we did contact the epa for a statement today, it did not provide one, myron, how did you find out, what led you don't this path to where there were aliases in a cloak and dagger about the way they used other outside e-mail addresses? >> tom, it was due to the persist stance of my colleague at cei, chris horner, with a series of freom of information requests, and a lawsuit. discovered that lisa jackson was concealing the public's business under an e-mail account in her name for that account was richard windsor. no freedom of information act request had until we discovered that account, had they ever searched her private e-mail accounts that she was using for public business. essentially he is was evading federal law -- she was evading federal law by concealin
on the environment for four years, but today, lisa jackson announced she's stepping down as administrator of the environmental protection agency. in a statement, jackson said, "i will leave the e.p.a. confident the ship is sailing in the right direction." jackson's tenure was defined in part by efforts to curb carbon emissions. in 2009, she formally declared greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide, a threat to public health. that same day, she spoke on "the newshour." >> i join the president in calling for clean energy and climate legislation. and that's because i think having economy-wide legislation sends an unequivocal signal to the private sector that we really mean it, that we're moving towards green energy. >> brown: but a bill to cap greenhouse gases foundered in the democratic-controlled senate and never made it to the president's desk. jackson also pushed a rule to reduce smog, but it faced bitter opposition from republicans and industry over the cost and potential effect on jobs, and last year, president obama ordered it withdrawn. still, environmental groups praised jackson
.p.a. chief lisa jackson steps down, we assess the track record of the administration's environmental agency. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> warner: five days and counting with plenty of tit-for- tat charges, but no agreement in sight. that, in short, summed up the state of affairs in washington today as the fiscal cliff deadline loomed, january first. it would mean more than $600 billion in across-the-board tax increases and automatic spending cuts. >> come the first of this year, americans will have less income than they have today. if we go over the clif
testimony. >>> and there's another cabin cabinet-level vacancy in the obama administration, epa head lisa jackson announced yesterday that she's stepping down. she spent plenty of her time sparring with congressional leaders over issues of global warming and the keystone pipeline. the president praised jackson's efforts at the epa yesterday. >>> meantime the gun control story continues in the wake of the sandy hook shootings and the reaction on the state and local levels is varying dramatically across the country. some are doing whatever they can to take gunts off the streets. los angeles collected more than 200,000 guns. 75 assault rifles included in that title, two rocket launchers were turned in for cash. rocket launchers. elsewhere, though, people are flocking to buy guns. at this shop in des moines, iowa, callers have emptied the stores. state legislators are looking to their 2013 sessions to maybe change gun laws. in south carolina, a bill has been proposed to exempt the state from federal regulations of guns and ammunition made there. eight other states have similar laws and 40 oth
lisa jackson left her job, here's what she had to say. >> i will read it to you, actually. we have that? gerri: tracking is perfectly capable of being queen, she says. it requires smart regulations, smart rules of the road. so it sounds like she is not outlawing it altogether. on one hand, but on the other hand, we have seen what happens to the war on coal. if the obama administration came out all guns blazing. is that why do you think there will be a war against cracking? >> when they set their own definition of what smart regulation is, yes, they will set smart regulation at a level that makes it virtually impossible. that is what has happened in the coal mines in west virginia and kentucky, where new permits have come to a screeching halt for four years. what would happen with tracking is that when the states lose control to the federal government they throw their hands. then you are waiting for a federal regulator in washington dc or some regional office to decide on the geology that is peculiar to a particular state. that is why the state should have the final say over cracking. ge
taking up that issue now. in the mentime, the war on tracking, lisa jackson announced her plan to quit january 31. leading to questions as to who obama will choose to replace her. taking a more realistic approach. let ask john hiatt meiste >> with us tonight we go to john hiatt meister. we want to focus on tracking. doyou thiink a new epa chief old crackdown on tracking? or will they move ahead with that? >> i think we will see a determined effort. the president wants to federalize the rules on tracking. taking the ultimate responsibility where it currently sits, turn it over to the federal government, and that becomes a wet blanket that is an assertion into the power structure that we just don't need in this country. gerri: the federal government hasn't said which one to do yet. before lisa jackson left er job, here's what she had to say. >> i will read it to you, actually. we have that? gerri: tracking is perfectly capable of being queen, she says. it requires smart regulations, smart rules of the road. so it sounds like she is not outlawing it altogether. on one hand, but on the oth
which is happening tonight as we speak. also, as supplies from the obama team, ep achieve lisa jackson stepping down. can the coal companies finally breathe a sigh of relief? guess what happened in britain when the uk banned handguns. the surprising result that could change the gun control debate. "the kudlow report" start ises right now. >>> the big news tonight, still the developments in washington on the fiscal cliff, eamon javers joins us with the details. >> good evening, meshel. capitol hill sources tell cnbc that congressional leaders are planning to go to the white house tomorrow to meet with president barack obama and it is not entirely clear at this point when that meeting will take place and details are still being hammered out and we saw today a blistering series of rhetorical jabs from one side to the other and it's not clear as a result of all that whether a deal can, in fact, get hammered out in the remaining time before new year's eve and take a listen to senate republican leader mitch mcconnell earlier today explaining the problems he's facing in washington. take a lis
action-packed years. lisa jackson is expected to step down early next year. she is giving no reason for leaving the office, although there is some speculation. as the obama administrations chief environmental watchdog, jackson's tenure includes high- profile battles over global warming, the keystone xl pipeline and new rules on coal- fired plants. the man behind an infamous insider trading scandal is still making headlines after his arrest. raj rajaratnam will pay a penalty of $1.5 million to the sec. it's connected to his civil case that stemmed from allegations of insider trading. last year, rajaratnam was sentenced to 11 years in prision for securities fraud and conspiricy. he also paid a record fine of $92 million. steinway has a grand plan to stay in business. the iconic musical instruments company famous for its pianos recently noted it was considering its options, including selling its band instrument division. but, after making cost cuts, steinway's third quarter earnings started showing signs of improvement. meanwhile, talks with potential buyers didn't offer as much value
there were ail yeps in new mexico. >> eric: lisa jackson is stepping down. we found out that she had been using a an alias e-mail address. >> kimberly: i am surprised this is happening. so far we have seen a lack of accountability. nobody stepped down or stepped aside. they are still retaining the government jobs that they said would step aside. why isn't holder stepping down? >> juan: how is eric holder involved in benghazi? >> kimberly: he is not. >> andrea: they sent in the f.b.i. wink, wink. but holder would get back to us. >> eric: lisa jackson was using a male alias for official business. >> 12,000 e-mails. what are they doing? sending e-mails to each other all over the place. when do they get anything done in washington 12,000 e-mails. i don't think i sent 12,000 e-mails in my life. >> andrea: the biggest failure under her watch was the keystone pipeline. her administration blocked the keystone pipeline. actively her and her boss' orders. she could go. goodbye. >> eric: juan, quickly. she could step aside and not answer. just she should answer. if you're avoiding having your e-mail
of the environmental protection agency, lisa jackson, is leaving her post. in a statement, she said she will leave the epa confident the ship is sailing the right direction. the president released a statement praising lisa jackson for taking steps to protect our air and water, helping to combat climate change and passing new fuel economy standards. republican lawmakers and industrial groups often accused her and the epa of killing jobs, making it harder for american companies to compete on the world stage. >>> every year thousands of american families save russian children from horrific conditions but that could stop. critics say it's all because russia's president is making a political ploy. we speak with a family about their efforts to adopt a russian child and what the move means to them. pot pie soup and it's so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories? let me put you on webcan... ...lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth mmm i can still see you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> russia set to ban american families from adopting russian children and dozens of
investigation. >> there was other news. epa chief lisa jackson is stepping down. we found out she had been using an alias -- you know -- >> i am quite surprised that this is even happening because so far what you have seen is a lack of accountability. nobody's stepping down or stepping aside. when they said four officials were resigning and stepping aside, they actually are in fact going to be still retaining government jobs. why isn't eric holder stepping down? that should be the first one. >> how was eric holder involved in benghazi? >> he's not. follow the thread, okay, juan? he's doing the investigation -- >> no, he didn't do the investigation. >> no. remember. he was sending the fbi in to do the investigation, wink-wink -- that couldn't give imus answers before the presidential election. but holder was going to get back to us. >> what about this -- can you imagine -- >> i like the wink. that was good. >> lisa jackson was using an alias, a male alias to conduct official business. >> 12,000 emails -- it's like petraeus and the admiral, what are they doing? when do they get anything done in wa
, lisa jackson announced she is stepping down. is this a victory for american business? stewart varney is here to weigh in. >> no, it will be a victory for american business if the new person in the epa was in favor of business and in favor of economic growth in contrast to lisa jackson who hates business and wants to regulate business in the ground and has no interest in growth at all it is not a victory period. >> eric: talk about how lisa jackson can step down without addressing that controversial issue of her using aliases in her e-mails doing official business of a male alias. >> she did business . had a secret e-mail account under the name of richard winsor obviously not lisa jackson . that's the name she used it was an alias. there is an investigation that began this month. what was in the secret e-mail account? was she discussing policy in the epa or rule make supposed to be transparent. this kind of policy discussion is supposed to be out front and available to everybody. if it in the secret e-mail account under the name of richard win sor. that's not what you are posed to do.
-mail addresses there were actually dummy names being used. phony names. lisa jackson steps down inexplicably. the president gives a vague pat on the back and she goes out the door. always in this world of what would be like if it was a republican administration. from "fast and furious" to benghazi and now this. and yet the mainstream media likes to say, move along, nothing to see here. gregg: now we have a similar scandal and the epa. what you say? >> a libertarian think tank is alleging that this woman had a phony e-mail address. there is also the fact that almost all public agencies, there is a public e-mail address and an internal e-mail addresses they can communicate with each other. since it is a secret or phony e-mail address, and environmental protester -- he doesn't want to be pro-pipeline, give the administration and all these issues -- he is alleging that this one person used a false e-mail address, a phony name, and did some things falsely under that name. >> let's have some evidence if that's true. >> okay, so if you find out that the epa officials is one example, there was a ric
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year. >>> and one other note from washington. the head of the environmental protection agency, lisa jackson, announced today that she is stepping down. jackson has led the agency since the beginning of the obama administration. she tangled with congress and even the white house itself, particularly on global warming issues. >>> the other big story tonight, a deadly storm continues to wreak havoc in the northeast this hour. and before it's even over, another storm is already forming with now 65% of the country still covered in snow. the weather channel's eric fisher is in lewiston, maine. good evening to you, eric. >> good evening, natalie. 16 people have been killed by this latest winter storm that brought everything from tornadoes to coastal flooding, hurricane-force wind gusts and nearly 2 feet of snow. certainly has brought plenty of misery for people from texas to maine. today a massive storm moved north, dumping more than a foot of snow in parts of new england. it's been a record-breaking system as it moved across the country. >> look at that tornado. >> spawning a reported 26
ago apa lisa jackson is stepping down after the president's state of the union speech in january. jackson starting with the agency as a staff level scientist back in 1987. during her tenure as administrator she tackled pollution problems in poor community communities. oil drilling and coal regulations. all those things on her plate. jackson said she is confident epa is headed in the right direction. >>> winter storm causing some real headaches. millions of folks in the mid-atlantic states, we're looking at heavy snow, torrential rain, strong winds, dangerous travel conditions from here, washington, d.c., all the way to maine. snowfall is especially heavy in northern new york, new england. up to a foot of snow could fall there. drew cuomo is urging folks to stay off the road if possible. it is wet, lever, raising the risk of falling tree limbs, making shoveling the sidewalk harder, we all know that. the storm is not expected to leave the region until tomorrow. not soon enough for millions of people trying to catch a plane for the holiday week, but they can't. more than 360 flights
an unexplained departure. lisa jackson, the epa administrator, announces she will be leaving her post next month. heather: and it's a cornerstone of a healthy diet. but the price of milk could see a major hike. because of a truman era farm bill in the fiscal cliff. we will explain coming up next. greg: i love milk. also, politics and the lives of orphans. banning u.s. families from adopting russian children from and what it might mean for the future of parents everywhere who want to adopt children overseas really? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose. [ breathes deeply ] awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is. that's the cold truth! ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. heather: welcome back. epa administrator lisa jackson up and down after four years on the job. her tenure has been marked by controversy. including a high-profile fight with republicans over t
who will replace lisa jackson as the head of the environmental protection agency. jackson announced yesterday she's stepping down in january after the president's state of the union address. the epa created new standards for air pollution from coal power plants on her watch. >>> massachusetts congressman ed ma markey throwing his hat into the ring for kerry's senate seat. a special election would be held early this summer. markey a 66-year-old democrat is the first prominent candidate to declare for the race. >>> mom and pop shops across the country bracing for a labor fight that could cripple businesses. more on the key workers that could walk off the job coming up. consider this: when the unexpected happens, there's one brand of battery more emergency workers trust in their maglites: duracell. one reason: duralock power preserve. it locks in power for up to 10 years in storage. guaranteed. so, whether it's 10 years' of life's sunny days... or... the occasional stormy one... trust goes a long way. duracell with duralock. trusted everywhere. your doctor will say get smart about your
protection agency. the administrator lisa jackson says she will step down. she has been on the job four years. she announced her departure in a statement that came out today. no particular reason for leaving but she says she was ready for new challenges, time with a family and opportunity to make a difference. lisa jackson, administrator of the epa will step down. back to you for a second, peter. we have a list published in the newspaper. everyone who knows where the legal handguns are in each house, name and address of the person who has got them. in newton, conn. we had a dreadful case of legally hunt handguns used to the terrible way by someone who was clearly mentally unstable. wouldn't the publishing of this list out people who have a handgun in the house and who may also have some unstable person in the same house with access to that legal gun? don't neighbors have a right to know who those people are who may be a threat? >> i agree with that statement but the only publisher and gun owners, they don't have long done rivals. on my street i am the only one but i don't know if my neighbor
-frank with the financial industry, the automobile industry, what lisa jackson and the epa is doing to the energy sector, the national labor relations board, that's nationalizing it. the nanny state, economic fairness, economic patriotism, fairness and fair shot, those are type of policies and theories that are not consistent with a constitutional republic, definitely not consistent with our founding fathers, the type of people like that. we re-elected someone that went to $10 trillion to $16 trillion in debt. we've had an incredible earth-shattering numbers of americans in poverty, americans on food starches. we've seen a 32% in welfare spending. we've seen gas prices being exorbitantly high. he has every right to afeel arrogant and feel he'll never be held responsible. >> sean: i think republicans need to get over whatever their feelings over the election. they were elected too. i don't know one republican congressman -- correct me if i'm wrong -- that was sent there to support the president's agenda. when i vote for a congressman, i vote they'll represent my interests. so the question is, do you thin
and pays taxes, it would cost them about $3,000 a year. you don't get anything for it. lisa jackson has been for a long period of time the head of the epa, obama's epa. i asked her the question live on tv. i said, if we were going to pass this cap and trade, would this lower our co2 emissions worldwide? she said no it wouldn't. the reason it wouldn't she said is this only applies to the united states. this isn't where the problem s. the problem is in china, in mexico, in other countries where they don't have standards. that is the crown jewel of all regulations. it is the most expensive one. and it is one that is based on the assumption that the catastrophic global warming is taking place, and it is due to man made gases. the people of this country know better. >> you know, senator, to be able to do that, it would be an outrage to most of us who understand the legislative process and we even have the ept representatives. we would just be ignoring the constitutional responsibility to get authorization. how can he do this? >> that's right. first of all, it is kind of technical, but they t
relations committee in january. >> peter doocy, thank you. >> lisa jackson is stepping down after four years on the job. the tenure marked by the high-profile brawls over air pollution, keystone x.l. pipeline. and new controls on coal fired plants. they claim a recent decision by justice department to release thousands of the e-mails next month may have contributed to the resignatio resignation. leland vittert is following all the action. >> russia foreign minister warned today of a bloody chaos in syria if there wasn't a political solution. many believe the country sectarian civil war long passed that grim mark. they flew over the stronghold at suburb and an amateur photographer captured the bomb drop and explode nearby. still outdone, the rebels remain undeterred, even drafting tractors to service to tow the heavy artillery. the rebels clearly with momentum on their side refuse to discuss a plan allowing assad to stay in power in the transition period. wounded fighter explained the rebel mentality. "we will keep going until we reach bashar assad's palace," he said, "from the hospital bed."
pipeline is stepping down. lisa jackson resigning after near early four years as administrator for the epa. in a statement jackson said she would like to explore new opportunities to make a difference. president obama called her an important part of his team but at the same time opponents accused her agency of waging a war on coal and the republican chair of the house energy committee said he planned to call h her in to questioning so often she would need her are own parking spot on capitol hill. >>> also a d.c. attorney is suing the epa over jackson's apparent use of alias e-mail accounts. the justice department set to release thousands of those messages and that attorney tells fox news .com that could be the reason why jackson is quitting. no comment from the agency. >>> the russian president vladimir putin now you saying that he will sign a bill to ban americans from adopting russian children. the move viewed as retaliation for an american law that targets russian human rights violators. over the past two decades american families have adopted some 60,000 russian kids. the united nation
head lisa jackson has announced a resignation ahead of president obama's second term. jackson departs after a four- year tenure that saw advances in the regulation of environmentally harpo practices such as mountaintop removal and the emissions of harmful chemicals from industrial plants. it was marred by a number of key disappointments on environmental issues. president obama rejected jackson's proposal for tougher regulations on smog pollution last year, even though jackson submitted a proposal she viewed as a major compromise. she has recently tried to impose restrictions on carbon emissions from new power plants, drawing a concerted republican and corporate pushback. after ignoring global warming in the 2012 campaign, obama has re ntly vowed to address it during his second term. in a statement, the natural resources defense council called jackson an unrivaled champion of our health and environment adding -- thousands of dockworkers along the u.s. east coast and gulf coast are threatening to go on strike this weekend in a dispute over pay. the potential strike by the international
to ask the president and epa administrator lisa jackson. what i can say is, that over a year ago, i wrote to every manufacturer of automobiles in the united states and ask them what would happen with e15 in their cars. all 14 of them wrote me back saying that the engines would be ruined and the warranties would be voided. so that would mean that anybody who mistakenly put e15 in their tank would have to pay for their repairs on their own. so far the epa as refused to budge on their mandate which they call optional, but if you're running a gas station, you aren't going to put in an investment of $100,000 for more underground tanks in a separate pump. you probably would be selling e15 because of the mandate and then the gas that most cars can safely run on simply wouldn't be available. we haven't gotten to talking about how small enagainst are wrecked like lawn mowers and snowmobile and atv and outboard motors. they would be wrecked too. gerri: congressman, i know you introduced legislation. do you expect it to come to the floor? will we see it or will it die a death because people sometim
protection agency administrator lisa jackson is resigning. she is expected to leave after the state of the union address in january. and the empire state building is one step closer to going public. the management of the iconic skyscraper has been given the go ahead by the securities and exchange commission to allow that building to be included in a proposed real estate investment trust. empire state realty filed in february to raise as much as 1 billion dollars in an initial public offering. we continue our countdown to the closing bell with ashley webster. ashley: adam, thank you very much. nicole petallides at the new york stock exchange. sandra smith at the cme. nicole, to you first, this market, we were off 148 points. we have now clawed our way back all the way back. we're down just 17 points. what are you watching? nicole: it's pretty amazing when you start to see that washington and wall street are so closely tied together. what i'm watching is i'm keeping an eye on expedia, clear mover today. we know about the acquisition. and what's also interesting is you have the rating
industry. lisa jackson says she will step down as head of the environmental protection agency next month. jackson served as the epa's chief for four years. her tenure was marked by high-profile battles over regulations on coal plants, the keystone xl pipeline and pollution mandates. the epa's deputy administrator will run the agency until jackson's successor is named. >>> the brutal winter storm battering the northeast is pushing up heating oil futures. the national weather service says below normal temperatures will dominate the northeast until january 9th, raising the outlook for two-month highs after a choppy trading session. fiscal cliff woes helped fuel that decline. it settled at $90.897 a barrel. we'll turn our attention to international issues. iran offers terms to allow new inspections of its nuclear program. is it just a ploy or a sign the regime is finally breaking under the weight of western sanctions? we have details coming up on that issue. >>> plus a new auto insurer, plus a u-turn for the entire industry with big potential rewards for a lot of drivers. we'll put you in th
's replacing daniel inouye who passed away. president obama will have to look for a new epa chief now that lisa jackson resigned. she'll officially step down after the state of the union. the chief of staff is saying, quote, put the hearts back in the closet. he remains in guarded condition at a houston hospital. >>> massachusetts congressman ed markey is the first to officially throw his hat in the ring for a special election. mark -- the democrat has never run a statewide race. scott brown is the overwhelming favorite to run on the republican side. it's that time of the year again, jib jab's year in review. ♪ big scandals everywhere ♪ we kept obama care ♪ a hard-fought election ♪ they kicked us in the year ♪ the end is here ♪ it's no yew pretending ♪ i'm not going to let this trending ♪ ♪ 2012 ♪ the end is here >>> that's just a taste. check out more on our facebook page at facebook/jans & co. >>> president obama will sit down with top leaders to try to avoid the fiscal cliff deadline. senator chuck schumer says there's some signs for optimism here. >> the first time leade
on what it's up to. >>> not clear who will replace lisa jackson as head of the environmental protection agency. jackson will step down in january, just after the president's state of the union address. the epa created new standard for air pollution from coal power plants on her watch. >>> hillary clinton won't be on the sidelines much longer. back at work next week after spending the past three fighting off what the state department says was the stomach flu and a concussion from when she fainted. doctors have grounded her from overseas travel for a few more weengz. her return means she may soon testify before congress on the attack in benghazi. >> lisa jackson, if republicans have their way in the fiscal cliff conversation, they get rid of the epa. they talk about the cannot of education, the department of agency and epa waste of money. >> cost too much, all about regulations. are you one of the few people employed to this organization who has been to north korea. >> twice. i hope to go back again soon. >>> just ahead, a warning to democrats from republicans, they will not write a blank
hillary clinton and e.p.a. head lisa jackson have announced they are leaving. in terms of the rest of the members we're still in the speculation stage. host: we know two deaf nitswhofment are the likely expected to turn over? guest: almost certainly timothy geithner indicated he would leave. there's some uncertainty because of the fiscal cliff. he may extend his stay in orter to complete those negotiation but it's a virtual certainty he will be leaving. so speculation is alive who might replace him. and also leon panta will retire but the timing is uncertain. host: these are the big names of the cabinets and the big positions. anybody lower down the chain expected to go? guest: a little talk about the energy secretary steven chu is thinking about it. ken salazar the interior secretary is also thinking about leaving and u.s. trade representative ron kirk is also on the mentioned list in terms of retiring. host: but none of those formally? guest: not official . host: has anybody said i'm sticking around? guest: that would be kind of unproforma but i think kathleen seebluss said she w
. -- reached soon. let's hope washington is listening. >>> environmental protection agency administrator lisa jackson has announced that she will step down from her post after the president's state of the union address in february. in a statement, jackson says she's leaving the epa, quote, confident the ship is sailing in the right direction. >>> russian president vladimir putin has indicated he will sign a bill that bars the adoption of russian children by u.s. families. he said he'll first study the final text of the bill, but says he sees no reason not to sign it. the law is a big deal for many americans. nearly a thousand russian children were adopted here in just the last year alone. the move is largely seen as retaliation for a law president obama signed that restricts russian human rights abusers from traveling to the u.s. >>> our fourth story "outfront" tonight, arming our school principals. a proposal by arizona attorney general tom horn to give guns to school principals is gaining some support. horn says school shootings like the one in newtown, county, could be prevented if a schoo
and some of the statements that he has taken. >> meanwhile, epa administer lisa jackson's decision to step down also has many doubting whether the president will be able to get her replacement confirmed by congress. seems like there's not much love in congress now, period. we're going to go all the way to the left this time. this is insane at this point, right? every time the president not even nominates someone, but even mentions their name in connection with the connection of nomination to any cabinet post, can you reflexively expect republicans to say, no, no, no, that person is no good. >> republicans wanted to win with susan rice, and they got a win. they're hoping to do the same thing with chuck hagel. >> the president apoints cabinet members, and the senate is expected to allow that to happen. they're not supposed to stand in the way every time there's some sort of minor idealogical qualm with them, right? >> exactly. >> with susan rice, you know, it was tied to the benghazi scandal, which they had spent months making a big deal, and obviously that was important to them. with chuck
the environmental protection agency, the lisa jackson is leaving at the administrator. >> right. >> that's an agency that probably needs a very, you know, strong leader to pursue its mission because it's so politically controversial. >> lastly, you think that it shouldn't be in president obama's interest to move forward of controversial nominees because, say, waste of political capital? >> well, i think that's probably the case. i wrote that about susan rice because there was another candidate, john kerry, who seemed to be e calorie qualified if not more so and would be a good secretary of state. now, being a senator doesn't always mean easy confirmation as we're seeing with the chuck hagel potential nomination. >> that's what happens when you're not a democrat or a republican enough. jill lawrence, "national journal," thank you for joining us. we appreciate it. >>> what political story makes headlines in next 24 hours? but first, our amr moment. sir elton john calls for an end to the stigma attached to aids and hiv. >> the scene has changed. the prospects are great. we have this disease by the scuf
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